Technology

Tickled Pink: How Pink Noise Improves Older Adults’ Sleep & Memory
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Researchers are continuing to explore the relationship between sleep and cognition in older adults. (For example, see here.) Recently, researchers examined one potential technology for…

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TRENDING NOW: Common Technology Use within Senior Living
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The most widely used resident care technologies in the senior living industry, according to the recent ASHA Senior Living Technology Report, are emergency response systems…

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Listening with the EAR: An Advancement in How We Can Listen to Older Adults
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I vividly remember classmates at the University of Arizona in the early 2000s speaking about amazing technology that a professor had developed and was using…

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Virtually Yours: How People with Dementia Respond to Virtual Reality Programs
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As virtual reality (VR) technology becomes more common and less expensive, the aging services industry and researchers are beginning to explore its potential uses with…

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TRENDING NOW: Hearing Aids Getting Smaller, Smarter, and—Soon—Cheaper
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Hearing aid technology has undergone dramatic improvements to make the devices smaller and smarter than they used to be. These devices can now connect to…

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A Second Life for Isolated Older Adults? A Real-Life Look at Using Virtual Environments for Socializing
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Advances in Internet technology have enabled the creation of immersive, realistic 3-D online environments. One of the most popular of these is Second Life, a…

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TRENDING NOW: Senior Living Hails Ride-Sharing Apps for Residents
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An increasing number of senior living and aging services organizations are turning to ride hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft as an option for…

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Motivation Counts: Benefits to Older Adults from Tech Use Depends on Why They Use It
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Many potential benefits of information and communication technology (cell phones, social media, fitness trackers, etc.) have been suggested for older adults, but not much is…

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TRENDING NOW: Health Technology & Overall Technology Use for Older Adults 2011–2014
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A recent study in JAMA examined trends in older adults’ technology use from 2011 to 2014, with a particular focus on the use of health…

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Knocking Down Falls Risks with Virtual Reality
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While virtual reality devices are commonly associated with video games, recently researchers found that virtual reality can be used to reduce risks of falls in…

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TRENDING NOW: Close-up on Cameras in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Residents’ Rooms
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A recent survey of assisted living and skilled nursing providers examined the use of cameras in residents’ rooms. While the issue of cameras is getting…

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Phoning It In: Videoconferencing to Improve Dementia Care
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Effectively managing the symptoms of residents with dementia can require considerable clinical expertise. Unfortunately, many nursing homes lack access to the specialized expertise that could…

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